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Propel Schools Partners in Wellness Program

Last Updated: 3/19/2021 3:28 PM


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Propel Partners in Wellness (PPIW) helps scholars, families, and staff to have a healthy and productive academic year by providing dedicated wellness support at school. PPIW provides enhanced opportunities to create avenues for growth and success through school-based services and Propel's Community Wellness Center.

To meet the needs of all stakeholders, PPIW partners with UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Mon Yough to provide certified staff that is embedded into each Propel school, providing both virtual and in-person mental health support. The goal of this partnership is to increase positive interactions and experiences that lead to improved overall health and wellness of students, families, and staff by providing direct services, strategies, and tools to help reduce barriers to learning.

A necessary part of this program involves our Propel Community Wellness Centers, which provide needed outreach and programming not only internally to our scholars, families, and staff, but also to the community at large. Serving as "The Hub" of its neighborhood, this physical location unites families, educators, and community partners to provide all scholars with top-quality academics, enrichment, health, and social services to succeed academically and in all other aspects of life.

We have developed routines and practices through three collaborative efforts:


  • Direct Services for Scholars and Families
  • Family Engagement for Healthy and Successful Futures
  • Professional Development to Support Propel Staff


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Scholar talking to another scholar

Our partnership with UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Mon Yough continues Propel Schools' dedication to health and wellness by helping scholars tackle barriers to learning through efforts proven to:


  • Elevate Academic Success
  • Increase Scholar Attendance
  • Decrease Discipline/ Behavior Incidents
  • Improve Scholar and Family Health

Propel Schools Partners in Wellness—Wish List
Propel Partners in Wellness is proud to serve as a resource for all Propel Schools' scholars, families, and Propel staff. To support Propel Partners in Wellness, you can browse their Wish List items below. Simply select which need items you wish to donate, fill out the donation form, and we'll take care of the rest!

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a scholar with her father

Photo of female scholars

Ten Classroom calm-down kits


Family wellness evening at three schools


Running shoes for ten "Girls on the Run" athletes